Update: Crew blasts boulder blocking Colorado 145

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Update: Crew blasts boulder blocking Colorado 145

One lane of alternating traffic opens after crews blast boulder, build bypass road
Sunday, a crew blasted the boulder that had been blocking Colorado Highway 145.
Maintenance crews have completed the temporary lane to be used for one-lane alternating traffic. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon that the road was open.
A boulder and damaged pavement on Colorado Highway 145 about 10 miles north of Dolores.
The ridgeline above Colorado Highway 145 is currently being investigated to assess risk of future rock slides.
A boulder and damaged pavement on Colorado Highway 145 about 10 miles north of Dolores.
Two boulders fell onto Colorado Highway 145 a little before 4 p.m. Friday. The rock slide hit a power line and caused significant road damage, responders said.
Two boulders that fell Friday on Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores damaged a stretch of the highway.
A crewman stands in front of the boulder that has shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores.
A rock slide that includes two “two-story” tall boulders have shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores.
A geo-technical crew is currently assessing the ridgeline above Colorado Highway 145 for threat of future rock slides, according to CDOT spokeswoman Lisa Schwantes.
Sunday, a crew blasted the boulder that had been blocking Colorado Highway 145.
Ray Seeley’s truck was struck by the landslide on CO. 145 Friday afternoon. He and his girlfriend were uninjured.
Rocks from a landslide on CO. 145 pummeled this truck. The occupants were on their way to the Ute Mountain Ute casino.
Tire tracks of a truck hit by a landslide can be seen moments after the incident.
A rock lodged in the truck hit by a landslide is now a good-luck charm for the couple who survived the incident.

Update: Crew blasts boulder blocking Colorado 145

Sunday, a crew blasted the boulder that had been blocking Colorado Highway 145.
Maintenance crews have completed the temporary lane to be used for one-lane alternating traffic. The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon that the road was open.
A boulder and damaged pavement on Colorado Highway 145 about 10 miles north of Dolores.
The ridgeline above Colorado Highway 145 is currently being investigated to assess risk of future rock slides.
A boulder and damaged pavement on Colorado Highway 145 about 10 miles north of Dolores.
Two boulders fell onto Colorado Highway 145 a little before 4 p.m. Friday. The rock slide hit a power line and caused significant road damage, responders said.
Two boulders that fell Friday on Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores damaged a stretch of the highway.
A crewman stands in front of the boulder that has shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores.
A rock slide that includes two “two-story” tall boulders have shut down Colorado Highway 145 north of Dolores.
A geo-technical crew is currently assessing the ridgeline above Colorado Highway 145 for threat of future rock slides, according to CDOT spokeswoman Lisa Schwantes.
Sunday, a crew blasted the boulder that had been blocking Colorado Highway 145.
Ray Seeley’s truck was struck by the landslide on CO. 145 Friday afternoon. He and his girlfriend were uninjured.
Rocks from a landslide on CO. 145 pummeled this truck. The occupants were on their way to the Ute Mountain Ute casino.
Tire tracks of a truck hit by a landslide can be seen moments after the incident.
A rock lodged in the truck hit by a landslide is now a good-luck charm for the couple who survived the incident.

Update: Crew blasts boulder blocking Colorado 145

An aerial view of the spot where the two boulders fell onto Colorado Highway 145 on Friday afternoon.
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